Game Warden Dawson R. Murchison

Game Warden Dawson R. Murchison

Texas Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, December 20, 1938

Dawson R. Murchison

Game Warden Dawson Murchison was shot and killed while patrolling the King Ranch for illegal poachers.

The incident occurred near the line between Kleberg County and Jim Wells County. The suspect fled to Mexico and was never apprehended.

Game Warden Murchison had served with the Texas Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission for eight years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 20, 2011

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